santa clausSanta is a very busy man. However, you will be able to see him all over North Wales and the North West, bringing gifts for kids and a lap to sit on throughout the festive season before his biggest night of the year.

He’s had quite the image change over the years since being simple old Saint Nicholas and is the one person every child wants to see on Christmas Eve coming down the chimney with a handful of presents – no doubt he’ll be burdened down by the new Xbox and PlayStation this year!

As the presents are made and readied by the elves, Santa can be found taking a break from the chaos whilst spreading happiness all across the area in many of the places that will truly come alive this Christmas.

You better watch out

You better not cry

Better not pout

I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town

So, where can you see Santa Claus in North Wales? It must be one of his favourite places to come and treat kids because he’s all over! It’s amazing that with such a busy schedule, he can still fit in every youngster in North Wales and even be at two places at once!

Santa Claus in North Wales  for 2013:

Llandudno: Llandudno Christmas Fayre in the Alice in Wonderland grotto from the 22nd to 24th of November, £4 per person (includes gift)

Beaumaris: Victorian Christmas event from 2 pm. Free for the whole family!

Llangollen: Llangollen Railway event from the 30th of November until the 1st of December. £15 per person with regular visits at 11:00, 11:55, 13:35 and 14:30

Santa Parade through Llangollen itself on the 30th of November, £4 per ticket with fireworks to follow!

Caernarfon: Festrail event from the 7th until the 8th of December (more info to come!)

Santa’s Tea Party at Fron Goch Garden Centre on the 11th of December from 4p.m. £11.99 per ticket

Wrexham: Festive Food & Gift Extravaganza Weekend – Mr and Mrs Claus will both be attending on the 7th and 8th of December at The Plassey! Arrive between 10:30 and 4:30 for a free weekend of fun!

Cerrigydrudion: Christmas Fair at Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre between 10am and 3:30pm over the 14th and 15th of December

Chester: Winter Wonderland parade, free entry on the 21st of November at 6:30 p.m

Kimmel Bay: North Wales Garden World on the 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December from 1p.m-4p.m

Llanberis: Christmas Market at The Electric Mountain over the 23rd and 24th of November, free for all!

Glan Conwy: Snowdonia Nurseries on every Saturday and Sunday leading up to Christmas with special appearances by his reindeer on the 14th and 21st of December between 10-12 and 2-4!

Snowdonia: Greenwood Forest Park for £7.50 (which includes a gift!) in his grotto on:

  • Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December
  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December
  • Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December
  • Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd December

Pwlheli: Christmas Craft Fair over the 30th of November and 1st of December in his grotto at the Oriel. Free entry for all!

Betws-y-Coed: Nadolig event throughout the town, most events are free but charges may apply for Santa’s grotto taking place throughout the start of December

Portmeirion: Christmas Festival over the 7th and 8th of December, prices TBA!

Prestatyn: Pendre Gardens on the 30th of November and the 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st of December at varying times, £4 per child

Check back on NorthWales.com for more of Santa’s busy schedule right up until Christmas Day itself which you can see is coming very fast below!

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